<p>The rocky slopes of northwest Greenland’s Daugaard-Jensen Land glow gold from the morning sun. The photo was taken from a Falcon 20 plane by <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/icebridge/index.html">Operation IceBridge</a>, a NASA mission mapping changes to Arctic ice with aircraft.</p>

Sun and Stone

The rocky slopes of northwest Greenland’s Daugaard-Jensen Land glow gold from the morning sun. The photo was taken from a Falcon 20 plane by Operation IceBridge, a NASA mission mapping changes to Arctic ice with aircraft.

Photograph courtesy DMS Team & NASA DAAC, The National Snow and Ice Data Center

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